The Queen appoints former British Army chief General Lord Richard Dannatt as one of Norfolk’s six new deputy lieutenants

The former head of the British Army has been appointed by the Queen as one of Norfolk's six new deputy lieutenants.

General Lord Richard Dannatt is joined by Bryony Falkus, a governor and chairman at City College in Norwich, 2006/07 High Sheriff of Norfolk Nigel Savory, magistrate Holly Rawkins, Melinda Raker, who has lived and farmed in Norfolk for 40 years, and 2010/11 High Sheriff Charles Barratt.

Norfolk now has 39 deputy lieutenants and they are available to represent the Lord-Lieutenant Richard Jewson at important events.

He said: 'These new deputy lieutenants have all shown a strong commitment to the county and its people. I am sure our new deputies will carry out their duties with equal distinction.'

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